Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference

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Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference
Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference logo
Established 1976
Association MCLA
Division Division I, II
Members 16
Sports fielded College lacrosse (men's: 16; women's: 0)
Region Mountain
Headquarters Durango, Colorado
Commissioner John Robinette

The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) is one of ten conferences in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association. Currently the RMLC consists of 16 teams encompassing five Rocky Mountain states; Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. It is divided into two divisions, Division I and Division II. Division II is separated further by region; East and West.[1]


The RMLC, first known as the RMLA, was formed in 1976 with founding members Colorado State University, University of Colorado, Regis University, Air Force Academy, University of Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.[1] In 1997 the Conference changed names to the, Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse League (RMILL) and went to a club-only league, and under the governing body of USLacrosse, as a member of the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates (USLIA), which reorganized into Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) in 2006.[1]

The RMLC has been the home conference of the MCLA Division I National Champions in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, and 2012 (Colorado State University)[2] and in 1997, 2000, 2007, 2011 (Brigham Young University).[3] As well as the MCLA Division II National Champions in 2008 (Westminster College).[4]



Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname Primary conference
Division I
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 1875 Private/LDS Church 34,130 Cougars West Coast (Division I)
Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 1870 Public 24,553 Rams Mountain West (Division I)
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, Colorado 1876 Public 29,952 Buffaloes Pacific-12 (Division I)
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 1889 Public 34,674 Lobos Mountain West (Division I)
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1850 Public 30,819 Utes Pacific-12 (Division I)
Utah State University Logan, Utah 1888 Public 28,994 Aggies Western Athletic (Division I)
Division II
Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 1873 Public 4,300 Orediggers Rocky Mountain (Division II)
Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo, Colorado 1933 Public 7,379 ThunderWolves Rocky Mountain (Division II)
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado 1911 Public 3,853 Skyhawks Rocky Mountain (Division II)
Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver, Colorado 1965 Public 23,948 Roadrunners Rocky Mountain (Division II)
Montana State University Bozeman, Montana 1893 Public 14,153 Bobcats Big Sky (Division I)
Regis University Denver, Colorado 1877 Private/Catholic 11,069 Rangers Rocky Mountain (Division II)
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1889 Public 12,360 Bears Big Sky (Division I)
Utah Valley University Orem, Utah 1899 Public 33,395 Wolverines Great West (Division I)
Western State College Gunnison, Colorado 1901 Public 2,325 Mountaineers Rocky Mountain (Division II)
Westminster College Salt Lake City, Utah 1875 Public 3,163 Griffins Frontier (NAIA)


  1. ^ a b c "About the RMLC". RMLC. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ CSU Lacrosse website,
  3. ^ BYU Lacrosse website,
  4. ^ Westminster Lacrosse website,